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Kylie Jenner has provided us with the holiday kit of our dreams

Today is...

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, an important cause that focuses on the eradication of slavery in current forms, which sees 21 million people entrapped in forced labor worldwide.

News of the Day:

+ Saint Kylie Jenner has blessed the public with a Christmas miracle: an all-lipstick holiday makeup vault. The Kylie Lipstick Vault kicks off Jenner’s 12 Days of Christmas online event, which might just rival the birth of Jesus Christ. The lipstick vault includes the 12 (we’re noticing a pattern here) fan-favorite lipsticks, including Posie K, Dolce K, and Ginger. The vault goes for $120, and we assume the release of another surprise is to come. In the meantime, we're shaking with anticipation.


+ We are similarly excited and nervous for the Twin Peaks reboot premiere coming this January. To hold us over past the new year, Showtime has released official merchandise for the comeback, including original artwork by creator David Lynch, coffee cups, T-shirts, and patches that will be familiar to every fan. A hint to all our friends, we know what we want for Christmas…

+ Trevor Noah and Tomi Lahren, TV host and conservative political commentator, got into it over Donald Trump, the KKK, and Black Lives Matter on The Daily Show, and, to say the least, it wasn’t pretty. Watch the two discuss the serious matters concerning our country below.

Giving a classic fashion trope the ol’ spin, luxury shoe brand Sergio Rossi released a holiday high fashion rendition of Alice in Wonderland. Entitled Magic Kingdom, the Bruno Miotto-shot short takes place in the depths of the brand’s home base Italian factory. Watch as models Nataliya Buychevka, Bhumika Arora, and Lou Schoof chase an anxious little rabbit. Given that it’s dedicated “to all the princesses out there,” we encourage parents of the world to forgo the book and show their little ones this video. Let us know how it goes.

In a shocking turn of events, Tommy Hilfiger has announced he will not be taking part in NYFW this coming February. Instead, the label will be presenting the spring Gigi-Hilfiger Collection on February 8 in Venice Beach, California, noting the line's “West Coast spirit.” He isn’t the first major designer to skip NYFW, but we will miss his presence nonetheless.

Deal of the Day:

Deck the halls! Our favorite bath and body provider, LAFCO, is having a seasonal special in honor of the holidays. Enjoy 20 percent off of all products and free shipping till December 9. Smell good this season! 

 Advice of the Day:

"Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried." —Mae West

GIF of the Day:


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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.



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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.